Starting Our New Morning Service
Our worship committee has been planning a new worship service. It will be an informal early service beginning the first Sunday in April—this coming Sunday. The service will be held in our Fellowship Hall beginning at 8 AM, and it is designed to meet the worship needs of families and others with busy weekend schedules.
Easter Season Schedule
April 7th is the Sunday for our annual Easter Cantata. Come and hear our cancel choir perform at our 10:30 AM service in the sanctuary.
Sunday, April 14th is Palm Sunday. We will kick off Holy Week by celebrating Communion and listening to our children’s choir.
We will hold a Good Friday Worship Service on Friday, April 19th beginning at 7 PM. The theme of the service will be the seven last words of Jesus.
The Trustees will be holding a work day on Saturday, April 20th, as we get our parsonage grounds ready for Easter Sonrise services.
Our Easter Sonrise Service (down by the river) on Sunday, April 21st will begin at 8 AM. This service is usually well attended, and worshippers are urged to bring their camp chairs with them. Although a limited number of folding and plastic chairs will be provided, we have found that folding camp chairs are more appropriate for this outdoor service. We have invited our friends and neighbors and members of the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community to attend our Sonrise Service.
Following the Sonrise Service, there will be an Easter brunch served in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, and there will also be an Easter egg hunt for children in 5th grade and below. We will also have a Traditional Easter Service in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.
Come to the “Family Fun” Festival
Please join us from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 13, for a day of fun with food, games, and a RESTORE yard sale! Vendor tables are available to rent for $10.00 (nonrefundable), and vendor registration must be made by Saturday, April 6th. A vendor registration form has been provided in the bulletin for this purpose. Contact the church office for more details.
Tuesday Free Lunch Program
RESTORE is now looking for additional volunteers to help serve hot lunches to our clients on Tuesday mornings. The free lunches have been suspended for a week as many of our current volunteers are away for Spring Break. However, the Tuesday Free Lunch program will recommence next Tuesday, March 26th. If you would be interested in helping feed our neighbors, contact Connie Mosley, Dawn Parks, or Jan Crichton.
Final Tally from our Flapjack Fundraiser
The United Methodist Men sold $848 worth of tickets to Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser held on March 9th. The restaurant prepared, and the men served 55 breakfasts at $2.00 each. Deducting Applebee’s charges, the men cleared $738. Blessings and thanks to everyone who participated as a contributor, a server, or a customer.